the heart


seems like today i have many words wondering around, but no good way to string any sense together. they seem a little fuzzy in the middle and razor sharp around the edges.  blurry and boring as brown and crystal blue clear.   but, even in not knowing what to say, here i sit, fingers click clacking away, eyes starring at the bright screen, hoping something shiny will come of this letter and that.

it’s funny cause i feel like lately i’m decoding some business of the heart.  i haven’t quite cracked it yet and probably never fully will.  hearts are to be guarded.  hearts are to be open.  hearts are broken.  hearts are homes.  we hide things in our hearts.  we share our hearts.  hearts carry.  hearts hold.  hearts are heavy.  hearts are light.  hearts grow and hearts can grow cold.  life (and the course of it) flows out of our hearts.  and, life stops when our hearts do.  but, lately what i’ve been noticing is that our hearts have the ability to let.

let your heart take courage.

do not let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

i’m not sure the state of your heart.  whether it’s brittle and broken or flowing over full.  open and guarded or closed and cold.  the past few days mine has been feeling a bit troubled and i’m guessing some one who is reading this may be feeling the same way.  so for you and for me . . . do not let your heart be troubled, dear one, neither let it be afraid.  but, do let your heart (give it permission) take courage.  courage for today.  courage to let it heal.  courage to love again.  courage to be loved.  courage to forgive.  courage accept forgiveness.  courage to find its next beat.  and, it’s next and it’s next and it’s best beat, yet.

xo . t



  • lisa thomson-The Great Escape...
    Commented on September 24th, 2014 at 11:32pm

    How beautifully written, Trina! My heart is full but it hurts, too.

  • Trina
    Commented on October 7th, 2014 at 11:57am

    it’s amazing how our hearts can be full and still hurt. i’m coming to believe a broken heart only leaves room for light and love to leak out. xo . t

  • Jo
    Commented on September 25th, 2014 at 8:14am

    I did need this. As a matter of fact, this morning I woke up, read my devotional, and then promptly asked God why my heart was so heavy.

  • Barb
    Commented on September 26th, 2014 at 4:46am

    you never fail to touch my heart when you share yours thank you

  • Trina
    Commented on September 26th, 2014 at 10:13am

    oh, thank you barb! xo . t

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